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I 100% support punishing people who leak the names of individual rank and file staff outside the company.

However, punishing people for internal ethical reporting is _extremely_ chilling.

These two things should not be conflated together.
also, goddamn, Google has finally caught onto employees checking peoples' calendars & group postings as a way to fact-check when execs met about or discussed projects. :( :(

Investigative Googlers were able to expose a lot of management lies about Maven and Dragonfly that way...
The solution isn't to lock down access across the board or punish people who fact-check information, but instead to _stop lying_ to your employees OMFG.
and if Google is punishing people for _internal-only_ reporting, then... they deserve the wave of leaks that's coming.

For a long time, I encouraged people to share their non-PCA findings only within the company, because product confidentiality is product confidentiality...
Maven was handled comparably well, we managed to contain that within the company for _months_.

With Dragonfly, the company threatened people with termination should they speak to fellow employees, so the whistleblower had no choice but go to a reporter instead.
If the company intends to punish its employees for courageous internal reporting and the accountability it ensures, then the only possible accountability is going to come from regulators and the public media. And it won't be pretty.
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